Gas leakage poisons 8 in northwest China
The accident occurred when a gas pipe at a steel workshop of the Yuzhong Iron and Steel Co Ltd cracked suddenly.Updated: Mar 02, 2006 11:48 IST
Eight people have been poisoned seriously in a gas leakage accident in Yulin County of northwest China's Gansu Province, the state media reported on Thursday.
The accident occurred on Wednesday when a gas pipe at a steel workshop of the Yuzhong Iron and Steel Co Ltd cracked suddenly when eight people were working.
The ensuing gas leakage left the eight, seven male and one female, seriously poisoned.
Six of the eight affected, including the woman and five men, are out of danger, with the remaining two male workers still being treated in the intensive care unit of a local hospital.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
First Published: Mar 02, 2006 11:48 IST